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Dr. Bryan Levey
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I'm always tired lack of energy and motivation, what's going on with me?

I'm always tired lack of energy and motivation, what's going on with me?

Hard to say: Your symptoms are nonspecific, which means they can be from many causes. Maybe you're anemic and need iron. Maybe you have a sleep disorder and are chronically sleep deprived. Or maybe you are depressed. Because there are so many reasons why you might feel this way, it's important for you to speak with your doctor so that a correct diagnosis and treatment plan can be determined. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Michael Rothman
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What should I do if I am always tired and have no motivation or energy?

What should I do if I am always tired and have no motivation or energy?

Find & Rx cause: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impair the patient's ability to produce energy and they end up chronically fatigued. There are numerous internal & external stressors that can contribute to this syndrome. Find & rx. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
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I am suffering from little energy and motivation and always feel tired. Is this medical or psychological problem or am i just lazy?

I am suffering from little energy and motivation and always feel tired. Is this medical or psychological problem or am i just lazy?

Get evaluated: Your sx could be either medical, psychological, or both. You have to rule out medical causes first:i would recommend contacting your physician asking for complete work up. If results are normal, then you might want to speak to a psychologist to figure out what causing stress. If there's abnormality, you still might want to enlist help of a psychologist to improve coping. ...Read more

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Dr. Kerry Ragain
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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I am always tired and have no motivation or energy anymore. What can I do to get more energy and feel good again?

I am always tired and have no motivation or energy anymore. What can I do to get more energy and feel good again?

Consult w/ your PCP: These kinds of troubles can have to do with either physiological or psychological factors, and sometimes it's a combination of both. Usually the best place to start toward understanding the causes is a medical evaluation. If everything comes up normal in this area, consultation with mental health specialist might be indicated. Your primary care physician can help you get started with the process. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Marvin Miller
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If I have little energy and motivation and always feel tired, is it a medical or psychological problem?

If I have little energy and motivation and always feel tired, is it a medical or psychological problem?

Possible depression: Persons suffering from depression often doubt the cause of the symptoms. Review the symptoms with your pcp.. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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Im always tired . What vitamins can I take that is safe that can give me more energy/motivation plus still has all the nutrients i need?

Im always tired . What vitamins can I take that is safe that can give me more energy/motivation plus still has all the nutrients i need?

Exercise ; Low Sugar: There are no vitamins that can solve this common problem better than getting regular aerobic exercise and lowering the carbohydrate or sugar count in your calories. Moving increases energy. Eating most of your calories as proteins and limiting your sugars adds energy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I'm always tired, no matter how much sleep i get! I have no motivation or energy at all and most of the time having a headache. Should i see a doctor?

I'm always tired, no matter how much sleep i get! I have no motivation or energy at all and most of the time having a headache. Should i see a doctor?

Yes: It is important to determine if there is a medical cause which can be corrected. Emotional issues can sometimes be contributory but physical assessment needs to come first. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Nemeroff
Board Certified, Psychiatry
34 years in practice
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I'm 21 female. Always tired n fafifhee, poor concentration, n lack of energy & motivation. I don't think i'm depressed. Any idea what could be causing?

I'm 21 female. Always tired n fafifhee, poor concentration, n lack of energy & motivation. I don't think i'm depressed. Any idea what could be causing?

Complete medical w/u: You should have a complete medical workout to rule out one of a number of medical causes of your symptoms including thyroid disease, vitamin deficiency, etc and then have a psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. DEEPMALA JADIGA
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Dr. Andrew Ho
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Why would I feel tired all the time, low energy, no motivation, don't want to get out of bed, loss of interest in everything, just don't care-odd 4 me?

Why would I feel tired all the time, low energy, no motivation, don't want to get out of bed, loss of interest in everything, just don't care-odd 4 me?

Hypothyroidism or ?: You need a medical workup. Don't assume your situation just requires psychotherapy, even if this all started around same time a bad event happened in your life. I have seen patients who got delayed diagnosis of brain tumor, hypothyroidism, etc. These can be treatable if detected early. I am especially concerned for you because you did not mention sadness in your description. Don't put this off! ...Read more

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